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Public Transportation Driver*

at Orange County North Carolina

Pay: $14.95 to $15.16/hour
Salary : $14.95 - $15.16 Hourly
Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2230438
Categories: Drivers
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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Public Transportation Driver*
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$14.95 - $15.16 Hourly
Job Type:Temporary or Permanent
Location: 200 S Cameron Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278, North Carolina
 
The Orange County Public Transportation Department has openings for temporary and permanent drivers. These positions perform a variety of routine and complex transportation work in driving a bus to transport passengers over specified routes to local or distant points according to a time schedule. Work involves providing a safe, reliable, efficient, and customer friendly transit service to all residents of Orange County; completing a manifest, maintaining knowledge of Orange County road systems; and providing administrative support by assisting in the Orange County Public Transportation office as needed.

*This position is safety-sensitive, and requires pre-employment drug screening. Background check required. Fitness Assessment Required.

 Examples of Duties:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Operating a variety of multi-passenger vehicles requiring a commercial driver's license to transport Orange County residents.

Operating safety equipment including hydraulic lift, wheelchairs, and mobility security devices to ensure passenger safety and well-being; assists passengers on and off vehicle.
 
Operating open-air radios while protecting client confidentiality.
 
Maintaining daily vehicle inspection reports, driver's manifest, supervisory notification, and Motor Pool notification.
 
Contacting emergency service providers when medical issues arise.
 
Collecting passenger fees (utilizing onboard, secure, fare deposit boxes).
 
Picking up and transporting animals during inclement weather.
 
Performing office / administrative support duties such as data entry tasks, justification of manifests, and answering the telephone.
 
Assisting Dispatch Scheduler as needed.
 
Receiving and/or reviewing various records and reports such as driver's manifest, American Disabilities Act/ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, North Carolina Department of Transportation regulations, and geographical information system mapping book.

 Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies on Transportation as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Public Transportation Driver.

Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.

Knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws and regulations governing rural transit systems.

Knowledge of vehicle fleet maintenance procedures.

Knowledge of drug and alcohol testing procedures for Federal, State, and local governments.

Knowledge of first-aid and CPR principles and practices.

Skilled in defensive driving techniques.

Skilled in operating multi-passenger vehicles, hydraulic lift equipment, and mobility equipment for handicapped passengers.

Able to communicate effectively orally.

Able exhibit positive customer relations skills, including exhibiting a positive attitude towards customers.

Able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.

Able to plan, organize, and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Requires the ability the read, write and perform mathematical skills.
 
Requires one (1) year of public transportation driving experience.

Requires possession of Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with "P" (passenger) endorsement required.

Prefer a recent copy of your driving record (MVR) to be attached to your application.

FTA and Medicaid Transportation Requirements:
Must be at least 21 years old.

Must have "clean" driving record with NO Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or similar charges, reckless driving, railroad crossing violations or leaving the scene of an accident offenses.  Must have NO convictions of any of these offenses within the last five (5) years:
  • Death by motor vehicle
  • Positive drug or alcohol test within the last two (2) years
  • No more than a total of two (2) moving violations or accidents within the last three (3) years
  • No suspended or revoked licenses within the past five (5) years for moving violations or violations of criminal laws

 Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements
Requires light-to-medium work that involves walking, driving or standing much of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.
 
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